Christian Church

The former Arkansas governor said marriage equality threatens the U.S. Others criticized "these dangerous, exclusionary voices" in the Christian church.
Young, hip evangelical churches like Zoe and Hillsong have attracted a slew of celebrity followers -- while being privately unsupportive of same-sex marriage.
The majority of religious groups believe that small-business owners should serve all customers, regardless of sexual orientation.
Due to the routine state-sanctioned violence that is being inflicted on my people, and the inadequate response from the church (among other things), I have decided to remove myself entirely from a system that claims to value my soul, but fails to show up for my Black body.
The fact that God gave me little lives to look after, nurture, cultivate and be a good steward over helps me to see how much He trusts my judgment and commitment to what He's given me to do on earth. I am humbled at the responsibility.
NCAA President Mark Emmert on Thursday afternoon said in a statement that his organization, which hosts the men’s basketball
The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople is an ace up the strategic sleeve of the Turkish state; it can be used to advance peace and preach unity.
One evening I noticed a small group of children running and dancing about, and among them a little boy was limping. There was something wrong with his leg -- perhaps a birth defect -- but he was playing right along with his friends.
A presentation a few years back on the Discovery Channel about "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" was just one of the more recent exhibits
I just find it hard to believe that this wandering rabbi and his gang of 12 surely horny men were unmarried and celibate.
Just over two years ago, I picked up a free Bible. I had read it before but, this time, almost instantly, in a wave of emotions and realizations and revelations and a wide variety of indescribable sensations, I became a Christian. It happened.
We've spent decades fighting over sex, sexuality, and gender. To a large extent, however, we have missed speaking out on other weighty matters: the megatrends of our age.
Study after study tells us that Americans are leaving religion in droves, with the number of spiritual but not religious increasing dramatically. Though some of these predictions may be an over-dramatization, significant changes in organized religion are inevitable and necessary.
No degree of social savvy makes someone immune to insecurity, doubt, emotional struggle or even an occasional case of the "nerds." Our faith communities should be the place where each of us is most comfortable exploring that inner nerd.
"We need to talk honestly about the gospel message as it relates to race and sexual orientation in our church," she said
For centuries, the psychology of the Church has camped out in two areas: psychosis or neurosis. This cause of psychosis stems from the reality that somewhere along the line the Church replaced God.
It is much less a credit to Harold Camping's marketing machine, much less a problem with the obsessive behavior of the media, and much more an indictment of the rest of us who seek to bring faith and life together in relevant ways.
You don't have to go to church to know God. As far as I can tell, Jesus himself seldom attended any "organized religious" gatherings of his day.
Though Christmas may be fading into memory for much of the western world (save for those lingering credit card bills), many
Easter Sunday. Before you rise from your bed, give thanks. Remember your dream if you can. This is the day of your resurrection as a fearless being. Stretch. Laugh. Pray.